Tag: mental health

Essay, Writing

Triggers Are Distinct From Offense

I purposefully don’t use the word “triggered” in reference to what pisses me off, online or anywhere else. I don’t use it, because I’m not triggered by those things. I’m offended and appalled by a shit-ton of things that y’all post or say; I’m often irritated by things that you post or, and once in …

Essay, Writing

On Guilt & White Privilege

Race is an accident of birth. Acting like an asshole is a choice. Often, when I criticize racism or acknowledge racial inequality (both online and in meatlife), some white person accuses me of acting out of white guilt. That’s hilarious to me. Guilty people rarely act. Guilt is an immobilizing emotion. Fortunately, it’s not an …

Essay, Writing

Desire And Unintentional Gaslighting

Once, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. Her eyes were this color, that’s seared into my mind. I’m like a dog, typically; I interpret sustained eye contact as a threat. But I spent hours staring into her eyes. I was late to work. I didn’t care. I didn’t sleep. I didn’t care. She …

Essay, Writing

Pandora

Pandora (Πανδώρα) means all-giving. She was the first woman on earth, crafted by Hephaestus (Hφαιστος), son of Zeus and Hera. Pandora was given all of the gifts of the gods, beauty, clothing, speech, and musical ability, with which to seduce man. Prometheus (Προμηθεύς) was a titan, the old gods from whom the Olympians took the …